BBC.- Creating around 10 «freeports» across the UK could help boost trade and manufacturing after Brexit, according to the government.
BBC.- The boss of one of Britain’s big retailers says Brexit has turned out to be «considerably worse» than he feared.
BBC.- The government and the EU have vowed to «work intensively» to quell tensions over post-Brexit checks at Northern Ireland ports.
BBC.- The UK will begin asking businesses and public authorities how it should construct a new subsidies system to replace the EU’s rules on state aid.
BBC.- New border rules introduced last week are already creating problems for exporters and traders, say firms.
BBC.- Some specialist online retailers in various EU countries have said they will no longer deliver to UK addresses because of tax changes due to Brexit.
BBC.- UK stock markets have closed for the Christmas break in an upbeat mood.
BBC.- Model railway maker Hornby is pausing all international orders until January next year because of uncertainty around post-Brexit trade rules.
BBC.- The pound has pushed higher against the US dollar and the euro on news that trade negotiations with the European Union (EU) are continuing.
BBC.- Talks between the UK and EU have resumed, as the two sides make a final bid to reach a post-Brexit trade deal.